Scopus Snip

About Scopus Snip
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  • Citation practices can vary significantly from one field to another. For example, articles in biochemistry often contain over 50 cited references, while a typical mathematical paper has perhaps only 10. SNIP is an advanced citation indicator that corrects for such differences - in other words it normalises for subject differences.
Key metrics
  • SNIP - Source Normalized Impact per Paper.
Distinctive features
  • Measures contextual citation impact by ‘normalising’ citation values.
  • Takes a research field’s citation frequency into account.
  • Considers immediacy - how quickly a paper is likely to have an impact in a given field.
  • Accounts for how well the field is covered by the underlying database.
  • Calculates without use of a journal’s subject classification to avoid delimitation.
  • Counters any potential for editorial manipulation.
  • Both SNIP and SJR are integrated into the Scopus Journal Analyzer. This allows you to select up to 10 journals. Five comparative graphical representations of the journals are available: by SJR, SNIP, Citations (count), Documents (articles count) and % Not Cited.
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My RI by University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the NDLR adapted by Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at